ODC IV – How do I enter?

This is just another post about the Online Diplomacy Championship, this year being hosted by Playdiplomacy. For some background on the ODC, see my previous post. Here, I just want to give some info about how to get involved. First, register on Playdiplomacy.com. Registration is free and playing in the tournament is also free. Yes,Continue reading “ODC IV – How do I enter?”

The Online Diplomacy Championship 2022

Playdiplomacy is hosting the 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship – ODC IV! You can find the basic tournament information on the Playdiplomacy Forum or the Diplomacy Hub. To enter you’ll need to be registered with Playdip but the tournament is free to play (for those of you who don’t want to go Premium). The host tournamentContinue reading “The Online Diplomacy Championship 2022”

Do we need a Short Game rule for Tournaments?

Phew. It’s been a long haul but I’ve finally come to the end of the series on tournament scoring, which started here. As I’ve said before, when I have posted a new post, I tend to post a Tweet. Not always, especially when I’ve completed more than one post a day, but often. This oneContinue reading “Do we need a Short Game rule for Tournaments?”

C-Diplo scoring system

The C-Diplo scoring system was invented in the French Hobby and it is a simplistic system. That’s not to say anything negative about the French Hobby, just in case you were able to imply that it does. Sometimes, simple is good. Sometimes. What is the C-Diplo scoring system? The “C” in the title gives theContinue reading “C-Diplo scoring system”

Detour98F scoring system

When it comes to scoring systems, the Detrour98F is… well, it can’t be one on its own, as I was going to say, because I guess there were Detrour98E, D, etc. Although I could be very wrong. That happened once, I think. I came across the Detour98F scoring system in an online tournament. At theContinue reading “Detour98F scoring system”

The Next Conversation

If his mouth’s open, he’s lying. How many of you, the Diplomacy players out there, feel that about some of the people you play against? In Diplomacy, lying is part of the game. It isn’t unique in that respect; look at how many cooperative games there are that involve people lying as part of theContinue reading “The Next Conversation”

Just for the fun of it!

I’m often told that I’m too harsh with my opinions about Diplomacy. I have a set answer for that, which is, frankly, they’re my opinions: you don’t like them? That’s OK. I don’t mind whether you do or don’t. But I thought, as my first post of 2022, that I’d point out why everyone whoContinue reading “Just for the fun of it!”

Oh, The Horror!!! Game results that just shouldn’t happen

There are two outcomes to a Diplomacy game that really shouldn’t happen, both for a similar reason: they show a complete, I mean total, absolute, IMMENSE lack of understanding of the game. In my opinion. Gotta add that because, you know, people get pissed when they think you’re telling them how to play and whatContinue reading “Oh, The Horror!!! Game results that just shouldn’t happen”

Mystery Scoring system

The Mystery Scoring system is named because you never really know what score you’re going to end the tournament on until the end of the tournament. See? It’s a mystery…. ooooohhhhh. This is one of my scoring systems. I’ve designed a version of this before and, well, it wasn’t great. It was more of aContinue reading “Mystery Scoring system”

Playing Diplomacy is bad for MY health… apparently

It seems to be that, just as I’m getting into the meat of a game, my health fails. The last time it happened I was playing on Backstabbr; this time it was on my favourite site, Playdiplomacy. I’d had a couple of days of uncomfortable pain in my chest. I’d done a Covid test eachContinue reading “Playing Diplomacy is bad for MY health… apparently”